Best Adidas Golf Shoes 2024

Which are the best Adidas golf shoes for 2024?

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The German giant is the second biggest sportswear company in the world and uses all its considerable muscle in the lucrative golf market to make some of the best golf shoes you can buy.

Certainly, its range of golf shoes is highly regarded and the likes of Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, and Xander Schauffele are well-known brand ambassadors. 

And Adidas continues to set the usual high standard. Their Tour360 22 shoes have been branded as “their best-performing model’ while their spikeless Ultraboost fuses the best of streetwear and performance into an eye-catching and potentially iconic golf shoe.

The best Adidas golf shoes 2024 at a glance:

Best spiked golf shoe: Adidas ZG23 | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best spikeless golf shoe: Adidas Codechaos 22 | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best waterproof golf shoe: Adidas Tour 360 22 | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best ladies golf shoe: Adidas ZG23 Lighstrike | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Adidas offers golf shoes for every weather and ground condition. Fair-weather golfers have an abundance of models to choose from, as do golfers who play whatever the weather with there being an expansive choice of winter golf shoes in Adidas’ range.

If you would like further golf shoe ideas, check out our features on the best waterproof golf shoesspikeless shoesspiked shoes, and ladies’ shoes.

But here is our take on the best Adidas golf shoes…

Best Adidas Golf Shoes: Spiked

Lightweight, high-performance footwear

Best spiked adidas golf shoe

Rrp: $200.00

Price: $90.00
Alternative Retailers
PGA TOUR Superstore
$179.99
Previously, adidas have been criticized for making heavier golf shoes, but they've well and truly squashed that with ZG23. They are remarkably light golf shoes that push the boundaries of how lightweight footwear can perform.

It is a hybrid golf shoe that combines a recycled upper, with a Lightstrike midsole for maximum cushioning and energy return and is brought together with a six-cleat Traxion outsole.

Many brands would say that six cleats are not enough to give the best traction on a shoe. But the way the outsoles are designed with spikes and a layer of strategic molds makes you feel closer to the ground and helps you transfer weight through the swing. The ZG23 also has 3D cradles down the side for lateral stability during the golf swing.

All that you'd expect from a premium-priced shoe that is worn by some of the world's best players, it's also fully waterproof.

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Go great with any outfit

Cons

  • At first glance, it doesn’t look as premium as the price point
Sizes 6.5 – 14.5
Colors 5
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

Redesigned a timeless classic

Best waterproof adidas golf shoe

Rrp: $209.99

Price: $129.97
Alternative Retailers
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$156.97
Golf Galaxy
$156.97
The Tour360 is amongst the best adidas golf shoes. adidas took the Tour360 back to the drawing board and the result was the Tour360 22, which we think is the best-performing model they’ve ever released.

The midsole is their most advanced ever, combining Boost cushioning with an EVA stability frame – a horseshoe-shaped piece at the perimeter of the forefoot provides lightweight stability and comfort.

There's more stability in the middle of the foot thanks to the '3D Torsion System', and the sockliner almost grabs the foot, especially in the heel, for even more cushioning, comfort, and support.

adidas worked closely with their tour stars to get the shoe right and help create the latest spikes in the Tour360. The cleats are directly injected into the TPU base for more precise locations. And despite being larger than previous adidas cleats, we found them to be far friendlier to soft greens.

Read our full adidas Tour 360 22 golf shoe review

Pros

  • Boost cushioning
  • Premium leather
  • Great support

Cons

  • Heel rubs until shoes worn in
Sizes 6.5 – 12
Colors 4
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

Premium quality at a great price

Best value adidas golf shoe
The S2G was dreamt up from something you'd see in the adidas running department. The sleek-looking design is a great partner on and off the golf course, and the soft upper molds to your foot giving a secure and comfortable fit.

The Bounce midsole offers all the cushioning you could wish for and makes for a treat underfoot. Designed to bring support and springy responsiveness that will you push you further every day, it makes for a great companion in a golf shoe.

With the Thintech waterproof outsole, the two make for a stable comfortable feel all whilst keeping your feet dry on the fairways

As the German sports company strives to end plastic waste the upper of the S2G is made up of at least 50% recycled materials.

Pros

  • Secure fit
  • Comfortable
  • Great value

Cons

  • Looks chunky on the foot
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

Cheap and cheerful

Best budget adidas golf shoe
Price: $69.99
Alternative Retailers
PGA TOUR Superstore
$69.99
Golf Galaxy
$69.99
adidas
$70.00
For golfers after an Adidas shoe with plenty of comfort and support at a great price, the Tech Response is a great option. Thanks to the six-cleat and X-Traxion sole design, the shoe has great grip and is a great performer whether you're playing in soft or firm conditions.

Like many of Adidas' golf shoes, the Tech Response features a supportive outsole from their line of running gear. The Bounce midsole makes for a super comfortable and responsive footbed and for me, it makes walking around the course a lot easier and pain-free.

In comparison to the more premium shoes Adidas offers, you can see a difference in the quality of the materials used in the upper and it sadly isn't waterproof. However, for the price you pay at $70, you can't go wrong and the shoe really delivers on the course which is what you want.

Pros

  • Good shoe for the price
  • Great grip
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Materials of a lower quality
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 4
BOA No
Waterproof No

Perfect for winter

Best value adidas winter golf shoe
No one likes playing golf in terrible weather but if you are that hardy then the S2G boot will keep your feet dry – come what may.

Adidas’s much-vaunted .rdy system of layering materials to suit the prevalent conditions and this shoe uses the RAIN.RDY system. The combination of the synthetic and leather upper provides ample protection.

Underneath, as you might imagine, the Adiwear/V-Traxion lugs combine with ThinTech Golf Cleats to create a highly responsive and durable gripping system.

Also surprisingly lightweight and you will want to wear them if hiking/walking is also your thing. 

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Great for winter
  • High quality

Cons

  • Fit runs a little narrow
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 2
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

No more wet feet

Best adidas winter golf shoe
Nothing worse than getting to the course and it being wet or there being that chance of rain, the RAIN.RDY golf shoes may not change your mind about playing in the wet but they will certainly change how you approach it and make the round much more enjoyable.

As long as you're not swimming after your ball on the 18th hole the RAIN.RDY will keep your feet dry no matter what the weather. Adidas’s much-vaunted .RDY system of layering materials to suit the prevalent conditions and this shoe uses the RAIN.RDY system.

Underneath, as you might imagine, the TPU outsole and six-cleat design create a highly responsive and durable gripping system.

The ZG23 RAIN.RDY although they may not look it they're surprisingly lightweight and you will want to wear them if you're into hiking and walking also.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Great for winter
  • High quality

Cons

  • Only comes in one color
Sizes 4 – 15
Colors 1
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Best adidas Golf Shoes: Spikeless

Standout performance in more ways than one

Best spikeless adidas golf shoe
When adidas unleashed the Codechaos range the styling caused a bit of a stir. But beneath all the razzle-dazzle, is a shoe that does a really good job.

The sole reminds us of a trail or climbing model and provides exceptional levels of grip, while the upper, despite its looks, is completely waterproof.

It is made from 50% plastics recovered from the ocean as the German sportswear giant continues their sustainability mission, which we applaud.

CodeChaos is among the most comfortable adidas shoes and uses the Boost cushioning system which we have long sung the praises of. It also comes in a huge array of colors. It’s a great multi-use shoe.

Pros

  • Excellent grip
  • Cool design
  • Versatile
  • Boost makes it super comfortable

Cons

  • Controversial colorways
Sizes 6.5 – 12
Colors 7
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

Streetwear adapted for the course

Best adidas golf shoe for comfort

Rrp: $199.99

Price: $107.97
Alternative Retailers
Golf Galaxy
$107.97
adidas
$140.00
PGA TOUR Superstore
$199.99
The iconic running trainer turned golf shoe, the Adidas Ultraboost has become a staple on the feet of runners, gym goers, and hikers thanks to their comfort, support, and all-around performance.

What seemed to drive the popularity of the Ultraboost is the soft cushioning the BOOST midsole produces which helped it take off in 2015 when they decided to crossover running and fashion and since has become a trend amongst over brands.

The BOOST sole partnered with the PRIMEKNIT upper, which hugs your feet, makes for a comfortable and secure shoe that is perfect for the golf course. The upper is also made up of 50% recycled Parley Ocean Plastic.

Not built for the wet winter months as it's not fully waterproof, but a perfect pair to wear from the house to the course in the summer season and looks great with shorts.

Pros

  • Super comfortable
  • A perfect shoe for summer on and off the course
  • Styling is great
  • Breathable

Cons

  • The grip isn't great
  • Not as secure due to mesh upper
Sizes 4 – 15
Colors 5
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

The perfect mix of modern and traditional

Best looking adidas golf shoe

Rrp: $179.99

Price: $118.97
Alternative Retailers
Golf Galaxy
$118.97
adidas
$126.00
Nordstrom
$126.00
Not your usual piece of footwear from Adidas, the MC80 oozes class and looks like a FootJoy shoe from the '90s. This is a crossover of traditional and modern styling and technology and it looks great.

The plush cushioning of the BOOST midsole gives you the soft responsive footbed you want from your golf shoe, many shoes with this design lack the comfort of a modern trainer and the MC80 challenges that. The classic look is brought to life with the brogue trim on the premium leather upper.

The inside sock liner brings the shoe together and made for a solid fit around the foot and comfortable heel support which is often key on shoes styled classically like this.

Pros

  • High quality materials
  • Great stability
  • Secure fit

Cons

  • Firm feeling around foot
Sizes 4 – 15
Colors 4
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Spikeless shoe for every occasion

Best adidas golf shoe for support
The Tour360 XT SL was the first highly technical spikeless Tour360 golf shoe that Adidas ever made, geared for providing both comfort and stability in the golf swing. 

The entire outsole features the X-Traxion lug system, strategically placed so players get the comfort of spikeless while still maintaining the grip they expect from a high-performance shoe.

The X-shape lugs also vary in height, allowing for some lugs to go deeper into the ground, which Adidas found to help increase overall traction.

The shoe is also highlighted by the X-Torsion system through the midfoot to provide more stability and control throughout the swing. The X-Torsion system features an X-shape, connecting the heel and forefoot, which is visible through the TPU outsole. Players will appreciate full-length BOOST in the midsole, providing unparalleled energy return and even more comfort throughout the round.

Pros

  • Great design
  • Durable
  • Good grip

Cons

  • Blisters from the heel
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Premium quality at a great price

Best value spikeless adidas golf shoe

Rrp: $99.99

Price: $79.98
Ideal for golfers who want a casual golf shoe at a great price. The S2G bounce midsole offers all the cushioning you could wish for and makes for a treat underfoot.

Designed to bring support and springy responsiveness that will you push you further every day, it makes for a great companion in a golf shoe. With the Thintech waterproof outsole, the two make for a stable comfortable feel all whilst keeping your feet dry on the fairways

The sole is fairly sturdy and provides excellent traction on hard surfaces thanks to the dozens of V-Traxion cleats (of all different sizes) engineered to maximize grip. 

As the German sports company strives to end plastic waste the upper of the S2G is made up of at least 50% recycled materials.

Pros

  • Secure fit
  • Comfortable
  • Great value

Cons

  • Chunky look on the foot
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 4
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

From the 18th hole to the dinner party

Best adidas golf shoe for practicality
Price: $159.99
This one is perfect for life off of the golf course, arguably Adidas’s most casual-looking shoe and probably their most comfortable to date.

The shoe looks like it has been designed more for a dinner date rather than the links but I suppose that's the art of modern golf shoes and how versatile they're.

Behind the casual look are a plethora of design features that make them perfect for golf, good heel support, and a full-length BOOST sole that gives maximum comfort and responsiveness.

And although they look and feel perfect for summer the shoe has a fully waterproof leather and textile upper to help tackle the wettest of course conditions.

Pros

  • Super comfortable
  • Great to wear on the course and off it
  • Good grip

Cons

  • The tongue is unnecessarily big
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 4
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Best Adidas Golf Shoes: Ladies

Lightweight stability

The best spiked adidas women's golf shoe

Rrp: $200.00

Price: $70.00
Alternative Retailers
Golf Galaxy
$77.97
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$91.97
The ZG23 Lightstrike women's golf shoe offers all of the tech you'll find in the men's model, worn by Collin Morikawa. It is a spiked golf shoe that is built to feel like a spikeless golf shoe, pulling you close to the ground for better balance and stability whilst getting a better energy transfer through the shoe.

We are big fans of the subtle colors, which you can keep clean with a bit of elbow grease. ZG23 is another adidas product with sustainability in mind and uses a 50% recycled upper.

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Go great with any outfit

Cons

  • Doesn’t look as premium as the price point
Sizes  3.5 – 9.5
Colors 2
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

From the court to the course

Best spikeless adidas womens golf shoe
The looks of a tennis shoe from the 80s and certainly has a retro feel to this. Even the sole looks a bit Bjorn Borg but look closer and a web of grips speaks to a golf shoe that is, actually, as modern as they come.

Adidas only do footwear that have considerable attention to detail applied to them and the support you get with Adicross is top-notch. Every golfer will appreciate the high-abrasion rubber compound that protects the medial forefoot.

The full-grain leather is soft but water-resistant rather than waterproof but the manufacturing giants do like to emphasize the shoe’s windproofing qualities and that never goes amiss. 

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to match with any outfit
  • Made from recycled materials

Cons

  • Not ideal for wide feet
Sizes 3.5 – 9.5
Colors 1
BOA No
Waterproof No

Golf Shoes Buying Guide

How do we test golf shoes?

Here at Today’s Golfer, our team of carefully selected reviewers tests and assesses each product over an extended period of time. Having tested tens of thousands of products over the years, we know exactly what to look for. We will ask every possible question about each product that we review. With a range of everyday golfers testing products you can rest assured that if it’s a situation that can arise for you on the golf course, we’ve already put the product through that scenario before recommending it.

With golf shoes, testing means wearing them for multiple rounds so we can determine the out-of-the-box performance in a variety of conditions. The overall performance of a product will depend on variables such as grip, durability, versatility, comfort, and fit.

We are lucky enough to attend product launches and meet the manufacturers to understand why they release a new product and its benefit to the consumer. The TG team pride ourselves on the fact that we understand and test all of our products to give you our honest and in-depth opinion on whether it is worth buying or not. The reviews and recommendations are there with you the readers as our highest priority, so we can recommend products that will help you improve your game.

See a full guide to how we test golf equipment.

How to choose a golf shoe

One of the most important things to get right for the golf season is your golf shoes. There are a number of different variables to consider when picking what’s going to be on your feet out on the course. To assist you along your shoe-buying journey we have put together what we think are key points to consider when buying your next pair.

Budget

The first thing we advise when buying any golf product is to set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. You can spend anything from £50 to £250 on golf shoes, depending on the brand, style, tech, and materials.

With hundreds of different models available, setting a budget for your next golf shoes will help to narrow down your search.

If the brand isn’t important to you then you’re more likely to be able to spend less money than if your heart is set on a pair of current FootJoy or Ecco shoes for example.

If you’re just starting out in golf, this is your first pair of golf shoes, or you only play occasionally we’d recommend setting a lower budget. Firstly, there’s no point in blowing a fortune on the shoes if you’re going to discover you don’t actually like the game as much as you hoped or only get on the course a couple of times a year. Secondly, the money you save on shoes can be spent adding other equipment, paying for some rounds, or getting yourself some lessons.

Spiked or spikeless

Many of the best golf shoes seen above and across the best brands now are split evenly between spiked and spikeless which both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Spiked

Golf shoes with spikes tend to give better grip/traction out on the golf course with them having soft spikes placed around the outsole. Spiked shoes are the more durable option as they have replaceable spikes, meaning if you look after and replace them there should be no reason they won’t last a long time.

With spikes on the outsole, the shoe has added pressure points on the foot which can result in a slightly less comfortable fit. Spiked golf shoes are less versatile as they aren’t designed to be worn both on and off the golf course.

Spikeless

The Spikeless option may not give golfers as much traction as spiked golf shoes but they have come a long way in recent years. Spikeless golf shoes tend to feature small rubber molds on the outsole to aid grip, however, with technological advancements, companies are finding new ways to improve spikeless traction.

The use of compounds such as TPU has allowed brands like Under Armour and Ecco to produce a spikeless shoe that, when partnered with rubber molds, gives arguably as much traction as a spiked shoe. Spikeless shoes are becoming more and more durable, and modern styling makes them more attractive as an everyday shoe. With brands using tech from their running shoes in golf shoes, they are often uber-comfortable too.

Spikeless shoes are lighter and much more versatile. They’re a shoe that you can drive in and hit drives in.

Waterproofing

Some of you may live in an area of the world that gets a lot of rain, making a waterproof shoe a must. Or you may be a golfer that likes to prepare for any outcome on the course and doesn’t want to be left with soggy feet from an unexpected shower.

In the UK waterproof shoes can be a sensible option when picking out what to wear on the course. Many golfers buy a waterproof pair for winter, and a more breathable lightweight shoe for summer.

Buying a pair of shoes that are guaranteed waterproof can cost a little more so if you live in a part of the world where rain rarely falls (hello Dubai), then you can save yourself a bit of cash with a non-waterproof model.

Correct fit

Arguably the most important part of picking out a new golf shoe is getting something that fits your feet correctly. This will help prevent blisters and stop your feet from moving around, which can limit your control during the swing.

When putting on a shoe for the first time always make sure there is no pinching or movement. When your foot slides in you always check your toes fit at the end of the shoe and have a walk around in them to make sure they feel comfortable. We’d even recommend making a few golf swing motions to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Under Armour use ‘normal’ laces throughout their range of shoes. But most brands including FootJoy, adidas, Nike, and Ecco use a system called BOA. This lets you twist a dial to tighten the specially formulated laces and can provide a better fit that doesn’t loosen when playing. While BOA often creates a more secure fit, the look and feel aren’t for everyone and BOA models tend to be more expensive.

Comfort

With your average round of golf being more than four hours, comfort is king when buying golf shoes. If your shoes are uncomfortable and hard-wearing on your feet, your mind will be distracted from playing good golf.

Try to find a shoe with good cushioning for the bottom of your foot and around the heel. Good heel and ankle support will keep your foot secure and will help with your golf swing.

You want to make sure that the shoe isn’t too soft as that may also hinder you in the long run as it won’t be as supportive. Finding a balance of support and comfort is what you should be looking for to make the most out of your new golf shoes.

Styling

Modern golf shoes come in many styles. It’s not all about the traditional look on the golf course anymore. A classic-looking shoe can now be seen next to the latest pair of sneakers on the tee box.

There are golf shoes out there for everyone, from brogues to lightweight, knitted models. You need to consider what shoes you wear and like wearing off the course and then you should have no trouble getting a style that suits you on the course.

We’d always recommend you thoroughly research all of the options and create a shortlist to try.

Best Adidas Golf Shoes: FAQs

Do Adidas make golf shoes?

The quick answer is yes. Adidas have been developing great golf shoes for years and years now, and have come up with some of the most iconic designs the game has seen.

Which pro golfers wear Adidas golf shoes?

Adidas golf shoes have become one of the most popular shoes on tour. In the men’s game, you have players like Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, and Tyrrell Hatton sporting the 3 stripes on the links. Then in the women’s game, there are stars like Rose Zhang, Charley Hull, and Linn Grant who wear adidas.

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About the author

Will Shreeve-Peacock is a golf equipment writer for Today's Golfer.

Will Shreeve-Peacock
Golf Equipment Writer

Will Shreeve-Peacock is a golf equipment writer for todays-golfer.com, specializing in golf shoes, GPS watches, rangefinders, and training aids.

He has a degree in journalism from Sheffield Hallam university and four years of experience working in golf retail with American Golf. Will was part of the sales and fitting team, making him the perfect man to review golf equipment.

Trained by a range of manufacturers, including Titleist and TaylorMade, to enhance his product knowledge, Will has all of the skills required to recommend the perfect equipment for amateur golfers.

Will started playing golf more than a decade ago at Thorney Lakes Golf Club, Cambridgeshire and is now a member at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincolnshire. His handicap index is 5.8, largely thanks to his scratch-standard short game.

Away from golf, Will enjoys going to the gym, cooking, spending time with his friends, and watching his beloved Manchester United.

Will uses a Cobra LTDx DriverCobra LTDx 3-WoodTaylorMade P790 2-ironCallaway X Forged 18 Irons (4-PW)Wilson Staff Model Wedges (52°, 58°)TaylorMade White smoke IN-12 Blade putter and the TaylorMade TP5x Golf ball.

When he’s not testing golf shoes, he chooses to wear FootJoy Hyperflex or Under Armour Charged Phantom. He uses a Shotscope Pro L2 rangefinder and his favorite ever training aid is the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer and mat.

You can contact Will via email or follow him on Twitter here.

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